Platform9 Named One of the Coolest Cloud Companies
Sunnyvale, CA – November 23, 2015 – Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced that it has been named one of 15 cool cloud companies by CRN. This is the eighth major accolade Platform9 has received since launching in 2014.
“There’s a wave of innovative companies launching products that are reshaping the way business customers interact with and take advantage of their public and private cloud environments,” said Joseph Tsidulko, a senior editor at CRN. “They’re making clouds more manageable, agile, visible, affordable, insightful and secure — and easier to adopt.”
Platform9 breaks the complexity barrier for private clouds with the first SaaS OpenStack solution for enterprise infrastructure. The solution transforms an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes — enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, while leveraging latest open source innovations.
“We’re honored to be named one of the coolest cloud companies,” said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO of Platform9. “Platform9’s mission is to transform the private cloud computing experience – to make it simple, flexible and open for IT admins and DevOps alike – and we’re thrilled with the interest and customer traction we’ve received since announcing general availability in January.”
Platform9’s mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company’s service transforms an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service on-premise cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, while leveraging the latest open source innovations. Powered by OpenStack, the service is the industry’s first 100% cloud managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.
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